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5th February 2008 
Madam-AnimCosmo

Title
Tracking membership participation within a community

Short, concise description of the idea
Track how many times a member comments or posts in your community.

Full description of the idea
Has anyone ever thought to create a program for LJ communities that will help them keep track of their members. For instance, when they joined. How often they post within the community and where.

We want an active community. This means all who join MUST comment and participate regularly. Being able to track our members participation would be helpful. It would let us know what threads work and which ones don't. What our members are interested in and what they are not. It would also help us eliminate the lurkers. ::grin::

An ordered list of benefits
  • Allows community moderators to see what members contribute to the community.
  • Much like you can nudge a friend who never posts on your Flist. This feature would allow community owners and mods to send a member a similar wake up call before they are removed from the community for non-participation. It might encourage participation.
  • This feature would allow community owners to keep a clean, tight membership roster filled with members who are loyal to the community.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Some folks won't like the fact that community owners can see their lack of participation, monitor their participation or lack thereof and remove them from their communities because of it.
  • Lurkers always get pissy when you tell them they are lurking and not contributing.
blue cross

Title
Crossposting between personal journal and groups

Short, concise description of the idea
I would like an easy way to keep track of all my public postings.

Full description of the idea
There should be a mechanism to allow Community postings to be posted to one's own journal as well. This would be optional for each post.

An ordered list of benefits
  • All postings in one place, without copy/paste.
  • Friends could comment on postings without joining various communities.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I'm not saying cross-post among communities, just between the user journal and the target community.
  • p.
KH - Destati 2

Title
Friends List: Option to Disable 'Remove' Alerts

Short, concise description of the idea
Create an option to Disable sending the "Username-A has removed you from their Friends List" alerts.

Full description of the idea
It would be nice to opt out of sending the 'Username-A has removed you from their friends list' alerts. The "Added" ones are fine, but I could do without the "Removed" ones.


I've become so worried about offending someone by removing them from my Friends List that I just... haven't. We are only human, after all. This seems like a trivial matter, but someone is bound to take a "You've Been Removed" message the wrong way eventually, and that's not what I'm aiming for. It's nothing personal.


There are several people whom I've added as a Friend simply because I found their posts interesting at some point in time -- not because I know them personally (or met them online). So when I'm going through my Friends List and condensing it by "de-Friending" the people whose posts I've stopped reading (or "de-Friending" the people who've stopped updating regularly) it'd be wonderful if I could do so anonymously. Without sending an announcement. :)


This option could (and should) be available every time a user decides to remove someone from their Friends List. Even a simple box we could un-Check entitled, "Alert this user?" would suffice.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Avoid offending other users, which would help strengthen a sense of community here at LiveJournal.
  • Easily and anonymously condense your Friends List while avoiding possible e-Drama and awkwardness between users.
  • Increased sense of privacy. (i.e. No one else needs to be alerted when I decide I no longer wish to read something.)
  • Increases a user's sense of control over the site and their journals when presented with more options.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • If someone Adds, Removes Anonymously, then re-Adds a user, the re-Added person may believe they've encountered a bug and report it to the Help Desk.
KH - Destati 2

Title
Change File Name on non-Default Icons without losing it on previous entries

Short, concise description of the idea
Users should be able to rename icons without having them replaced by the Default Icon on previous journal entries where they've been used.

Full description of the idea
Whenever a person wants to change the name of a non-Default Icon, they face the inevitable fact that every entry where they've used that image will revert to their Default Icon. This is frustrating.

When a user renames an icon, the file itself is not changed; just the title. Because all icons have a unique URL address, it should not matter when they are renamed because their URL addresses remain the same. Therefore, non-Default Icons should not be replaced by the Default one on previous journal entries every time a user decides to update a non-Default Icon's title/information.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Allows users to change the file names on their icons without fear of losing the image on previous journal entries.
  • Easily rename Icons for browsing convenience, since LiveJournal lists all icons alphabetically (in drop-down boxes for comments, etc.)
  • Promote organization.
  • Prevent icon frustration.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • None that come to mind. Promote OCD tendencies? ;D
Mike - Face pic

Title
Enhanced notifications: keyword and username

Short, concise description of the idea
Offer me the ability to get a notification when a certain keyword or username appears in a new entry from any of my friends.

Full description of the idea
LiveJournal already has a lot of functionality for notifications. I'd like to be able to create my own notifications when a particular keyword or username occurs in a new post from any of my friends.

I have a lot of friends, and I can't always keep-up with all of them. (Plus, sometimes they post behind cuts, and I don't always have time to read behind the cut.)

Notifications would help me know when someone posts about a particular subject I'm interested in, or mentions me by screen name.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Helps me keep in touch with my friends.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Notifications could get out-of-hand.
Mike - Face pic

Title
Identify which friend comments I haven't replied to

Short, concise description of the idea
Add a filter to LiveJournal Inbox, showing only recent comments that I have NOT YET replied to.

Full description of the idea
When I go to LiveJournal Inbox, give me a filter option that will show only recent comments to my LJ entries, to which I have not actually replied to yet.

An ordered list of benefits
  • This will let me better manage responses to my friends.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Can't think of any.
Mike - Face pic

Title
Use newer technology in posting replies

Short, concise description of the idea
When posting (or editing, or deleting) replies, the page should not have to refresh.

Full description of the idea
Newer websites allow you to add, edit or delete comments without refreshing the page.

An ordered list of benefits
  • More streamlined commenting.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • (Can't think of any)
Mike - Face pic

Title
Expand use of ?format=light

Short, concise description of the idea
Allow ?format=light parameter to be used on things besides just single entries.

Full description of the idea
Currently you can add the parameter ?format=light to the end of an entry to view it with reduced formatting and file size. It's great for viewing things on a mobile device, or a system with a very slow connection.

For example:
http://username.livejournal.com/1136311.html?format=light

Suggest allowing this parameter in several other ways:
http://username.livejournal.com/?format=light
http://username.livejournal.com/friends/read?format=light
http://username.livejournal.com/profile?format=light

An ordered list of benefits
  • This will allow greater flexibility when viewing on mobile devices and over low-bandwidth connections.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • None.
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